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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Jul 28, 2011 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: do they pay royalties?

Hmmm, I thought you had to pay regardless of if it was for profit or not.

For example, if you are file sharing your music online, you are not making a profit, but you can still get in trouble if you get caught.

Hmm, let me do some searching, back in a minute...

Ok, found what I was looking for:

According to Harry Fox (licensing agency for cover songs) you DO have to pay royalties to stream cover songs.

Limited Downloads & Interactive Streaming

From the website

Licenses for limited downloads and interactive streaming can be obtained through our bulk licensing process. If you are interested in obtaining such licenses, please contact Please note that in order to satisfy your obligations pursuant to licenses for the distribution of limited downloads and interactive streams, you must be able to report information such as service revenue, subscriber information, content costs, and applicable performance royalty expenses.


Of course, there's a good chance HF doesn't know about the archive, and hopefully they'll never find out!

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jul 28, 2011 1:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: do they pay royalties?

Agree, file sharing is a no-no, especially without permission from the artist and their publisher... I believe in the case of the Archive, all artists have given explicit permission for this streaming (not DL) usage - there is no "service revenue, subscriber information, content costs" here. As for other DL sites, they are on shaky ground.